Anyhow, I figure I may as well order a set of Zipp tubeless tires (I've been told they are a good pairing with the Zipp wheels) and give them a trial. But before I get too far down the rabit hole here, I'd like to better understand if/when it makes sense to run tubeless at all for triathlon.
For example: my opinion has always been for sprint/oly distance, it's better to run a GP4K than something with lower RR but more fragile like a Supersonic. But for Ironman, running the faster/fragile race tire actually makes more sense, because the time savings is so large that it's enough to "pay for" a potential flat and still be faster.
How should I thing about tubeless? Is there a certain type or length of course where it makes more sense vs less. I'm going to give tubeless a trial this winter running the 404s on my road bike either way, just out of curiosity, but I'm kind of curious how to start thinking about whether to run them or non on the 808s on TT bike in races.